BIF photography settings advice

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
ToxicTabasco Senior Member • Posts: 2,061
Re: BIF photography settings advice

canuck dave wrote:

jvc1 wrote:

I shoot BIF in shutter priority, starting at 1250/sec and adjust as needed. ISO in auto but keep an eye on it to avoid it getting too high. Center weighted average metering. 9 center AF points. High speed shooting. Works pretty well in good light.

I also shoot BIF in shutter priority, and usually around 1/1250 sec. I dial in exposure compensation as needed, and that can range from none to 2 stops at times.

That's the settings I use also.  Plus Auto ISO limited to 1600.

For focus, manual foucs + single area using Back Button AF/AE.  With AFC and small area custom on the AF switch.   I use focus peaking to know where the focus is while bursting with stabilization on.

For burst mode, usually on High 12 fps using the manual focus+ AF.  Rarely every burst for more than 2 sec.  Thus, no problems with buffer clearing.  For AFC burst is at 7fps on High, and I may burst for 3 seconds but rarely.

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